Peter Blake Autograph Sgt Peppers CD Cover The Beatles
Signed on the top in black marker.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles. Released on 1 June 1967, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one in the United States.
Sir Peter Thomas Blake. CBE – born 25 June 1932, is an English pop artist. Best known for creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best-known works include the cover of the Band Aid single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, and the Live Aid concert poster. He also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette. One of the best known British pop artists. Often considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement.
During the late 1950s, Blake became one of the best known British pop artists. His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements. Music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often including collaged elements. Included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and had his first solo exhibition in 1960. He was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement.
Blake won the (1961) John Moores junior award for Self Portrait with Badges. He came to wider public attention when along with Pauline Boty. Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips, he featured in Ken Russell’s Monitor film on pop art. Pop Goes the Easel, broadcast on BBC television in 1962. Blake was represented by Robert Fraser placing him at the centre of swinging London and brought him into contact with leading figures of popular culture.